Serving in the military comes with an array of benefits for you, your spouse, and your family, some of which you may not even be aware. Once you have left military service, the Veterans benefits available are meant to provide financial assistance for a variety of reasons. From affordable home loans and healthcare to disability and pension payments for your lifetime, having an understanding of the benefits you may be entitled to is an important part of your discharge. However, knowing what you may have access to and the process of getting the benefits you deserve can be daunting tasks. This guest blog is a guide to help navigate what Veterans benefits you are eligible for and how to go about receiving it.
March 25, 2019
We’re so excited to announce that the Soldiers' Angels Atlanta Volunteer Coordinator Travies Mims has been chosen as a JABY Inc. 2019 Veteran’s International Trailblazer Award recipient! The International Trailblazer Awards are all about “honoring regular people doing outstanding things in the community” - which is exactly what Travies is all about. Learn more about this incredible Soldiers' Angels Angel volunteer.
March 14, 2019
We are excited to announce that we are growing! In order to accommodate our growth, we are moving to a new location. Our new address is:
2895 NE Loop 410, Suite 107, San Antonio, Texas 78218
Please update your records and direct all future correspondence, in-kind donations, or cash donations to the new address.
Please pardon any delays in email responses through Friday, March 15th as our staff move and get settled.
Thank you for your continued support!
Although women were not always allowed to serve in the military, it didn’t stop them from serving, making history, and in some cases saving lives. March is Women’s History Month, the perfect time to highlight some amazing women who have selflessly served in our armed forces -- here are just a few.
One of the most remarkable things about George H.W. Bush’s experiences is not his dedication to public service, nor the historical mark he left on America as our 41st president. It’s the fact that his life story has so much in common with the veterans and service members of today: what led him to a life of service, the challenges he faced both after serving in the war and as he aged, and the solutions that he found - that can also work for the larger veteran community. Learn more about President George H.W. Bush's life, legacy, and service to our country.
Sherryn, a single mother from Denver, Colorado is a 5x survivor of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). Sherryn’s battle with heart problems is actually what led her to Soldiers’ Angels— the therapy of writing letters to deployed service members has given her an outlet to overcome the fears and manager the stress related to her medical condition. Meet Sherryn in our latest blog and learn how volunteering with Soldiers' Angels has become one of her most useful tools in coping with the effects of her Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection symptoms.
Believe it or not, one of the items that is most requested from service members and veterans is socks! Just think how nice a brand new pair of socks feel when you slip your feet in... Soldiers' Angels wants to help keep the toes of our troops and veterans feeling toasty, and you can help! Start a sock collection drive & send us NEW socks in all colors and sizes in their original packaging. We will distribute the socks to veterans in VA Hospitals and include in our care packages to deployed. The collection dates will run from February 15 - May 31st.
Send your socks to:
2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 310
San Antonio, Texas 78217
Learn more about Soldiers' Angels Warm Feet for Warriors here.
One man has made it his personal quest to get The Rock to join him in the well-known intense CrossFit workout, The Murph-- and he's doing it all just to give back to service members and veterans while raising awareness about the work Soldiers' Angels is doing to support them. Learn more about this man's fitness challenge and how you can help us get The Rock to join him!
Huge Thank You to The Florida Panthers for their incredible support! From January 15th through their Military Appreciation Game Night on Friday, January 18th, The Florida Panthers hosted and participated in several activities to give back to the military and veteran community. On Tuesday, Panthers employees participated in a packing event with Soldiers' Angels making 20 Blankets, packing 200 Hygiene Kits and packing 200 Box Lunches. Wednesday and Thursday the Florida Panthers President and CEO, Matthew Caldwell, along with their mascot, Stanley, and Roar Core cheerleaders spent the day visiting the West Palm Beach VA and Miami VA. The group visited with veteran patients and handed out the blankets, hygiene kits, and box lunches from Tuesday. On game night, Friday, Florida Panthers fans had the opportunity to say "Thank You for Your Service" by filling out Thank You cards during the game. It was an incredible week with the Panthers and we are so grateful for their support of Soldiers' Angels and our troops and veterans. Take a look at all of the photos from the Florida Panthers week with Soldiers' Angels.
If you are a veteran that has attended one of our Mobile Food Distributions events across the country, then you have received a text message from Soldiers' Angels. Text messages serve as one of our main methods of communication to alert veterans when registration for a food distribution is open and also to alert those veterans on the wait list that there is space for them to come to the event and receive food. We have received several calls from veterans who were once receiving text notifications and then suddenly stopped receiving them. If this is happening for you, please review our recent blog to help troubleshoot your issues.
The 2019 Valero Texas Open is right around the corner-- which means there is a great matching donation opportunity happening now-- Birdies for Charity! This amazing program was created in 1997 as a way to give participating charities and schools the opportunity to generate contributions through the Valero Texas Open. 100% of the funds raised go back to participating organizations PLUS Valero matches 7%. Don't miss this opportunity to make your gift of supporting service members, military families, wounded heroes, and veterans of all eras go even further. Donate now or learn more about this fantastic opportunity here.